Tagged: the malicious wind
I took a short break from translating my novel and made some artwork. I was actually hesitant to take a break, because the translation for the last few chapters have gone really well. I felt like I didn't stumble as often over little words, thanks to the vocabulary I've learned while working on the previous chapters. I also learned to manage my time better.
At the beginning of the month, I sat down and started the first ever Tagalog draft of my story, The Malicious Wind. In the last year, I've been trying to hone my Tagalog skills by reading a lot more in this language. So while I didn't think the translation process would be smooth sailing, I thought I could churn out perhaps a chapter a night of translations.
I feel like Sano is a good character to discuss right now, because he's the type that can pull through difficult challenges without losing his spirit. He's someone that I personally find inspirational during these uncertain times.
Ah, I am so excited to finally be able to share my novel with you all! It's been a long time coming, but I can finally say that it's officially done.
Here are a few pictures I quickly churned out before I dive into draft 7 of my novel!
Before I jump into the meat of this post, let me say that I hope you are all doing okay. Wherever you are, I know there is a lot happening.
Last year, I started building a website for my novel. I made a header that, in hindsight, I don't feel is strong enough to represent the story anymore. So I've been working on a brand new header image.
We never get to see Kabi and Sano’s life in the forest, so I decided to draw a few snapshots. I have ideas for more, but let’s start off with these.
I'm only 5 days belated from my goal of finishing this draft by the end of 2019, and I don't think that's bad at all! I even went from 105K words to 93K words, so I am quite proud of myself.
It's a little strange to sit down and decide, "Yes, it's time to talk about a character," because a part of me feels like it's still premature. Although my story had already gone through multiple drafts, sometimes I feel like I'm still at that early stage where at any moment, my story can crumble to pieces, and I'd have to make yet another major revision.